Purdue is working on a physical memorial to honor Tyler Trent, the Purdue graduate, team captain and superfan who inspired millions during his battle with cancer.
In an interview with WLFI in West Lafayette, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said that there have been some ideas pitched about different ways to honor Trent appropriately. He also said that there’s one idea in particular that everyone seems to be settling one, though no other details were really provided.
“You oughta expect that,” Daniels said of a memorial to Trent. “We’re working on some ideas, we’ve been gathering and had some really good suggestions and I think we’re centering on one. Before long, we’ll probably be able to make that known.
“It’s just a matter of trying to determine the best, most tasteful and appropriate way to remember him.”
"Now, it is just a matter of trying to determine the best and most tasteful and appropriate way to remember him." pic.twitter.com/DrjdizUQSn
— Trevor Peters (@TrevorPetersTV) February 1, 2019
Trent passed away on New Year’s Day after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
In the last months of his life, Trent promoted cancer research and joined the fight with ESPN through the V Foundation. A bobblehead doll and biography were also sold to help raise money for cancer research.
Trent will always have a place in the hearts of the Purdue community as his story and attitude reached so many.